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Chelsea Edwards, Lake Como, Italy

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I love hearing from brides after their weddings and finding out all the things they've learned. Recently, I got to catch up with newlywed news anchor Chelsea Edwards who shared her thoughts. Chelsea got married in Lake Como, Italy—not an easy task while living in New York. Here's what she learned.

On Getting Help: "Get some! Hiring a wedding planner was the best decision I could possibly have made. I hired Sally Zefaj at Wedding Box Lake Como and loved her."

On The Dress: "Find what is right for you. I got my dress from an amazing place called the Bridal Garden in NYC. It's a not for profit boutique that sells gowns donated by various designers and stores at a deep discount. All of the proceeds go towards educating New York City children!"

Old, New, Borrow, and Blue: "Don’t forget tradition. My mother gave me the earrings I wore down the aisle at my bridal shower. She had them made from her wedding ring from my father. They're just beautiful: simple, elegant, and classic. And so very special to me."

Below are some photos of the special event by Estella & Diego of Photo27.

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Chelsea getting zipped into her Ulla-Maija gown.

1 Chelsea getting zipped into her Ulla-Maija gown.

Chelsea prepares to walk down the aisle.

2 Chelsea prepares to walk down the aisle.

The bridesmaids carried calla lilies that matched Chelsea's bouquet. Here, Chelsea and Jonathan share a kiss.

3 The bridesmaids carried calla lilies that matched Chelsea's bouquet. Here, Chelsea and Jonathan share a kiss.

4 "There's something so romantic and just 'Italian' about Vespas," says Chelsea. She and Jonathan rode off on this pink one.

One drawback to having an outdoor wedding is the threat of rain.

5 One drawback to having an outdoor wedding is the threat of rain. "We were so thankful to have dry weather for the ceremony. Then, in the middle of our al fresco dinner, the skies just opened up and it started pouring down rain. Sally prepared for this, though, and we moved under tents."

6 "As the rain stopped we all turned around to see the most beautiful rainbow (which later became a double-rainbow) spanning the entire lake," says Chelsea.

7 "My 2-year-old half-brother, Baron, was an absolute hit in his little tuxedo. It wasn't exactly his favorite outfit, however, and every time we looked up he would be running through the grounds, trying to peel pieces of it off. The photographers captured a perfect moment of him after one of those escapes, playing by the rain by himself, completely in his own little world."

Chelsea and Jonathan share their first dance.

8 Chelsea and Jonathan share their first dance.

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